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angeles daily news." that is all for the program, thank you for joining us. we will now go to the senate homeland security and government affairs committee where chairman lieberman is going to be hosting a meeting about the ongoing threats. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] . >> i was struck yesterday by reading a gallup poll in one of the newspapers that showed a significant decrease in concern about terrorism among the american people. now, this is understandable, particularly because of the stress that current economic conditions have put so many american families under, but as the three witnesses know very well, the threat is still all too real. our committee knows that as well. it's our job and yours to be focused on protecting our homeland and our people from violent extremist and terrorists no matter what the state of public opinion is about it at the moment, and that's why, of course, we are so happy that -- and grateful that you are here today. the tragedy of 9/11 is a daily reality for the three of y
is denying allegations that it is rewriting u.s. immigration policy but we got a memo last week, leaked to us that, suggested the conversation was at least going on and it talks about making the changes and warned in part, quote, the secretary would face criticism that she is abdicating her charge to enforce the immigration laws. internal complaints of this type from career dhs officers are likely. well, that criticism is here. and it is coming from these seven senators, writing to janet napolitano this week saying the proof is on the paper. trace galler, live in our west coast newsroom. it is like a game of cat and mouse at this point, trace, with these republican lawmakers trying to figure out if dhs, janet napolitano, john morton and ice are in fact preparing to grant amnesty to thousands of illegals, piece by piece, as an end around congress, or aren't they? >> reporter: and quite frankly, meg i think, the reason these senators are now sending out this fifth letter in four-months is because they're not getting the answers they want to their question. in fact they're getting a lot of the s
is crossing the table. and they are able -- their business model is basically to use the power of their monopoly or duopoly position to extract more and more revenue from folks who are dependent on this service that is essential for the transaction -- the sale of gas, the sale of grocery -- to occur. and that business model that i think we have to reward is the hard work and good service and high quality and a fair price. and our merchants, individual merchants, have no capacity to protect themselves on the cost of each transaction. and when you have electronic transactions, they are pretty simple to do. there is an expense involved. the price as charged has to be fair. and unless you have a cop on the beat -- in this case, the federal reserve writing regulations to make certain the banks don't overreach so the charges are reasonable and proportionate -- you will see merchants getting hammered with because they can't control. it eats into their profits and their viability. this i think is overdue. other countries have a much lower cost per transaction, and their economies do fi
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